Enoki Mushroom Recall


Phillips Mushroom Farms has announced a voluntary recall of their Enoki mushroom packages. The Kennett Square, Pennsylvania company believes the mushrooms may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes, commonly referred to as just Listeria, can cause serious illness and can be deadly in children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. Listeria infection causes fever, headaches, muscle and joint stiffness, nausea, and cramping and diarrhea. It can cause miscarriages and stillbirths if pregnant women contract it.

While no illnesses have been reported, Phillips Mushroom Farms has stated through their general manager that the recall is based on the testing of a single sample, which was found during routine evaluation.

The product was issued in the US and Canada in retail and food service outlets. The mushrooms are packed in clear plastic bags with red, blue, or green graphics, tills with overwrap film on them, or one pound bags sent to food service vendors. They were sold between January 13 and January 30 of this year and contain the following label and UPC:

  • PMF 3.5 oz green bag – UPC 33383 67540
  • Phillips Enoki 3.5 oz blue bag – UPC 33383 67540
  • Phillips Enoki 1 lb bulk bag Food Service Distribution only
  • Mr. Mushroom 4 oz red and green bags – UPC 33383 67543

Phillips Mushroom Farms 3.5 oz overwrapped packages that contain the following label and UPC are also being recalled:

  • Phillips Enoki – UPC33383 67541
  • Organic Phillips Enoki – UPC 21706 67363
  • Publix Enoki – UPC 41415 03186
  • Giorgio Enoki – UPC 33383 67451
  • Pennsylvania Dutchman Enoki – UPC 33383 67451
  • Moonlight Mushroom Enoki – UPC 33383 67540
  • Fresh Obsession – UPC 69200 00916
  • Country Fresh Enoki – UPC 33383 67541
  • Monterey Gourmet Enoki – UPC 37102 67820
  • Elite Enoki – UPC 34635 41866

The company has requested that any outlet or consumer that may have purchased these products remove them from their homes or shelves. Consumers should return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.